Troubled IT firm Gijima has secured the services of one of South Africa’s top technology businessmen, Maphum Nxumalo, who will join the JSE-listed company as chief operating officer on 1 July.
Nxumalo, a former chief operating officer of SAP Africa, has also been named to Gijima’s board as an executive director.
According to Gijima, Nxumalo has 37 years of corporate experience, at first in the mining and retail industries, and then in the communications technology sector.
He is joining Gijima from T-Systems, where he held the position of vice-president of systems integration for nine months before assuming responsibilities for strategic business development as vice-president for a year.
Before T-Systems, Nxumalo was also a director at Unisys (2000 to 2003), the National Research Foundation (2001 to 2006) and Sybase South Africa (1998 to 2000). He’s also been on the boards of Face Technology, Ariel Technologies (later Arivia.kom). He was also chief operating officer at SAP Africa and CEO at SAS Institute in Africa before joining T-Systems.
At the same time, Gijima has appointed Bheki Khumalo, an executive from the mining industry, as its new human resources executive. In recent years, Khumalo has served as a director of Great Basin Gold, Southgold Exploration and Puma Gold.
He has also been an executive director of Hillside Aluminium and Billiton Aluminium, and a member of the Professional Board of Psychology (South Africa) and the Mental Health Review Board. — © 2014 NewsCentral Media